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on the way for you. for the rest of us, gradual clearing along with cool temperatures around here for your tuesday. 44 degrees right now in washington. it got chilly overnight. 41 out at dulles. mix in winds out of the northwest and earlier gusting to 30. sustained wind of 14 here. and we have the makings for a very cool day. highs will only be in the upper 40s this afternoon. and mix in the winds and it's going to feel a lot more like november like it has the next several days. here's your forecast and high temperatures, i think we did this during the midnight hour. upper 40s to 50 this afternoon. but we should be done with the rain here shortly. much of your day will be partial to mostly sunny skies. more details on that 7 day in just a minute. back up stairs to you. >> all right. thank you, tucker. >>> new developments in the david patraeus resignation. the sex scandal that led to the resignation of cia director patras. general john allen is now under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> she is the same woman who got harassing e-mai
included us in your plans to watch 9news at 6:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >>> i'm mike hydeck. >> we're just going to keep going. >> whatever. i'm mike hydeck. good morning. glad you're with us. it's tuesday. good morning, monika samtani. how are you? hope you're well. mr. howard bernstein, take it away. >>> we have wet weather out there that could slow your commute and it's not warm anymore. temperatures will not be in the 60s and 70s. we'll lucky to get back to 52 this afternoon. we'll see sunshine returning later this morning, especially into the afternoon with a high of 52. but with the breeze, it's going to feel like it's in the 40s. at 5:00 we'll be back to about 49 degrees. the back edge of the rain getting close to interstate 81 up for. you'll notice south -- 81 now. you'll notice south of us we're starting to see the heavier showers. even just north of us coming up 95 and the beltway, the north side of town along with 295 and route 1 but south of us as you get into fauquier county, things starting to break up some. you get north, that's where we still have the heavier showers. tempe
let us wait. let big bill wait. see how this second obama term starts off. learn how the country is doing. watch, listen, enjoy life in this country. you have four years traveling the world. kick back and enjoy this country. i wish her well. that's "hardball" for now. the ed show starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. the president has told progressive leaders he's not budging on taxes. >> we're prepared to stand up for america. >> the campaign for the middle class begins at the white house, and the campaign pour millionaires has begun on the senate floor. >> half the congress opposes tax hikes. >> tonight, mary kay henry of the service employees international union and senator brown on the new campaign for the middle class. paul ryan is finally speaking, and he's still in the bubble. >> i think the surprise was some of the turnout. some of the turnout especially in urban areas. >> ohio state senator turner is here to respond. the petition to see seed is growing with speed. >> deep in the heart of texas! >> find out why i agree
. joins me now is u.s. senator sherrod brown. we have nina turner coming up later on. >> i love watching nina on your show. >> i get you passionate ohio folks mixed up. >> that's okay. >> sherrod brown with us and mary kay henry, president of the services employment international union who met with the president today. i would be remiss, mary kay, if i did not ask you right off the bat, did the president say he was not going to budge on taxes? he did it once in 2010, and he won't do it again? >> the president was incredibly serious and focused and really relieved to hear that we are going to keep our ground game going, that our working people and community members all across this country are ready to have this fight and want to have the middle class tax cuts permanently extended. that's the action that congress can take right now. and then work together to make sure that the wealthiest americans pay their fair share so we can get back to work. >> well, did he tell the group that he was not going to budge on taxes? >> he was crystal clear about that, yes. >> so you're confirming the huffi
are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. our top story comes just a day after b-p agreed to pay billions in fines for the 2010 deep horizon explosion on the gulf. this morning's blast happened about 25 miles off the coast of grand isle, louisiana. the coast guard says four people have been airlifted to hospitals .... and at least two others are missing. the rig is owned by black elk energy ... and a new orleans t- v station reports about 28 people were on board at the time of the explosion. the coast guard says unlike the deepwater horizon blast in 2010 ... the black elk rig wasn't actively producing oil. so far there are no reports of oil leaking into the water. the fire has been put out. former c-i-a director david petraeus faces lawmakers on capitol hill for the first time today since his stunning resignation. he testified about the deadly attack on a u-s consulate in benghazi, libya in september. he was the director of the spy agency at the time. u-s ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the assault. petraeus testifed the c-i-a
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is under investigation for sending messages to a woman linked to the scandal that forced c.i.a. director petraus to resign. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on what were termed "potentially inappropriate" e- mails and documents, and we examine if and when the white house and congress should have been alerted. >> ifill: then, the senate and the house of representatives get back to work. judy woodruff looks at the long list of challenges ahead. >> brown: one item on the agenda is the so-called fiscal cliff , and that was the focus of a white house meeting today with liberal leaders. we talk with two participants. >> ifill: plus, from "our food for nine billion" series, special correspondent mary kay magistad reports on china's moves to satisfy a growing demand for meat. it has transformed lives and diets over the past 30 years meat con suption per cap to has quadrupled and city dwellers e
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-ordered institutional confinement in the custody of u.s. marshals. about an hour earlier brown left the federal courthouse in washington declining to speak to reporters. >> hey, kwame, do you have anything to say, sir? >> reporter: brown pled guilty in june to falsifying loan documents for his home and a boat and to campaign finance violations, writing checks for cash over the legal limit. >> i want to apologize from the bottom of my heart to all those say that let down. >> reporter: brown addressing the -- that i have let down. >> reporter: brown addressing the media after making his plea back in june. >> i am guilty of knowing that poll workers and others received more than $50 in cash payments for doing campaign work which is and has been done in this city for years. >> reporter: brown was the second elected official in the district to resign from office this year. then ward 5 council member harry thomas pled guilty to embezzling more than $300,000 in city grant moneys for children and the arts. he is serving a three year prison sentence. anything to say to the people of washington? how
still has faith in general john allen. he, of course, is the current u.s. commander in afghanistan who is now under investigation by the pentagon's inspector general for what officials described as potentially inappropriate e-mails with one of the women directly involved in the case. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has more on this ever-widening story. >> reporter: the scandal involving two very different women, tampa socialite jill kelley and petraeus biographer paul broadwell ensnared not only petraeus but his successor. john allen who took over from petraeus in afghanistan and is the president's choice to be supreme allied commander of nato forces in europe, a nomination now temporarily on hold. >> sweetheart, thank you for all that you have done for me and for our precious -- >> reporter: the general is married with a sterling record but on a flight to australia monday night aides to defense secretary leon panetta said there was a dramatic turn in the case. fbi investigators uncovered potentially inappropriate communications between the general and jill ke
>>> thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. mike is following the weather. >>> temperatures more mild than they were yesterday morning. looking at live doppler, it is dry out there, high clouds keeping us in the 40s and 50s right now by the afternoon in the 60s and 70s noon around the bay high clouds and sunshine mid 60s by 4:00 up to 70° and we'll hang out in the upper 50s during the 7:00 hour. if you are heading around the bay and move inland, no frost this morning, temperatures in the low to upper 40s through 7:00, low to mid 60s noon, upper 60s to 70, 4:00 coast mild with mid 50s through 7:00, mid 60s noon near 70 4:00 enjoy the warm weather not going to last long. >>> richmond into the berkeley area there's a look at east shore freeway beginning to get a little busy moving nicely towards the maze and bay bridge toll, some delays for cash paying folks no metering lights yet anticipating that any time no delays there westbound 4 at a street reports of big rig and car off to the shoulder, slow traffic out of the antioch area, stalled motorcycle eastbound
of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in israel overnight. three people killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. >>> and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. >>> i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting
that the u.s. commander in afghanistan general john allen, the one who replaced mr. petraeus, that he is guilty of misconduct based on the allegations that are under investigation right now. >> what started as an extramarital affair involving petraeus has evolved into a drama of intrigue and access with many wondering what's next. >> reporter: was it really just friday when we found out about the affair between the very much married now former c.i.a. director david petraeus and this woman, the also very much married biographer paula broadwell. you may know the affair came to light after this woman, 37-year- old married tampa mom jill kelley complained to a friend, an f.b.i. agent. that would be this person here that she was receiving threatening e-mails reportedly from broadwell launching an investigation. and that blue the lid on this -- blew the lid on this. general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan, the man who took petraeus's place is now being investigated. seems when the f.b.i. was looking into those e-mails, they also found 20,000 to 30,000 pages back and forth betwe
us around the country on wgn america and on the web. >> alderman said the jackson told the beauty in last night that despite her problems she is working hard for the people for war. >> all i can do is stay focused on the work there were doing. that is how i feel my days. i know that there are other families out there that go through personal tribetrials and tribulations and they have to continue working just as mine does. that they say she was a no show for today's big budget vote. in fact she has missed several city council hearings in the past four months. according to city clerk reckitt she has the worst attendance records when it comes to city council members parishes worst record of all 50 alderman. they said her attendance as of late has to do with her husband's legal woes. her husband is under federal under investigation for misuse of campaign funds to redecorate their washington home and to buy a rolex watch for a female friend. the investigation says that ealdorman jackson has been pulled into parents of a per colleagues were asked about how the field about her missing t
to warm up today. >> all right. >> he has us speechless up here saying things like that. >> he said breezy though. >> yeah. you can handle it. i'm staying inside. let's check in with julie wright. >> not the best of days, you know. not really throwing out a ray of sunshine today, are you, tucker barnes. >> don't put this on me, julie. >> you're the one talking about it. we're all trying to ignore it. northbound 395, express street and plain line. traffic flowing freely on the beltway between annandale and merrifield. a lot of your work got scared of early last night. some not set up at all. southbound 270, an easy ride? spite of the fact we are dealing with wet pavement. wipers getting a workout this morning and on the long and winding roads like the georgetown pike, be careful. they are leaf covered and with the combination of the wet pavement makes for a slippery commute. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. e traffic. >>> the petraeus story continues to develop this morning. now, the most senior american general in afghanistan is implicated. the pentagon says general john allen
at the u.s. capitol dome right there and another nice, warm day ahead. we'll see what is in store after that. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> here is tucker. >> happy monday. >> the weekend was beautiful. temperature-wise, we got to 70 yesterday. we'll enjoy the mild temperatures but the clouds will move in and rain tonight. it really won't rain until later tonight. >> are we talking real hard rain or just sprinkles. >> good steady rain overnight. maybe 1/4 inh of rain. the good news is it will be out of here early tomorrow and get some afternoon sunshine. >> sunshine but it will be colder, won't it. >> yes. clear skies out there at the moment but you can see clouds just out to the west. it will be a mostly cloudy monday us for as clouds out into west virginia will be moving in shortly. and then you can see the rain a little further out to the west out into western ohio at the moment and starting to push into michigan. those rain showers will hold off until later tonight. i think later this afternoon, it might feel like it will rain b
. the judge in the federal case sentenced him to one day in custody of the u.s. marshals. and he spent that day, he'll be in until 5:30. that's yewhy he was in chains. he is in federal custody until 5:30 today and then begins two years in communicate service to make up for his crime. >> tom sherwood, thank you. >>> the plot thickens. new names are now coming out in that scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it all began with his having an affair with paula broadwell. investigators say she sent threatening e-mails to jill kelley, a petraeus family friend. now the pentagon is looking into thousands of e-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, is not over there tonight. coincidencely, he is here in washington for hearings that had been scheduled tomorrow on what allen still hopes will be his next job. he is just in time
former cia director petraeus. the current commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, his name is john john allen, is now being investigated. he is accused of sending, or being involved with thousands of e-mails with jill kelley. she is the florida socialite who led the fbi to petraeus. steve handelsman is on capitol hill with more on this. >> thanks. good evening from capitol hill. coincidentally, general kelley is not in afghanistan tonight. he came here to washington for a hearing that was to be held tomorrow. it has been put off, day after tomorrow on, what allen still hope will be his promotion to a better job. instead, his reputation is being called into question. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, was on track to be nato commander until the disclosure that he is under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley, a socialite in tampa and general allen allegedly exchanged e-mails and documents that were called inappropriate. allen insisted there was no affair. kelley's complaints that she was getting harassing e-mails led the fbi to paula broadwell and the affair between
fraud charges. he had forged home loan documents to buy a pleasure boat. he had been using his government office to fax the tony documents. brown was back at federal court tuesday to be formerly sentenced but not before he said he had done wrong because of my own poor conduct. i am not a victim. it was stup. i was wrong. brown's mother and wife left the court without comment. brown was detained to serve one day in custody. his sentence also includes two years supervised release. a form of probation. six months of home detention. a 10:00 p.m. curfew and 480 hours of community service. >> he has received a sentence from the court. the court expects that he will abide by the sentence. that meets all of his term. if the curfew is 10:00, he needs to be in at 10:00 so when they turn it on, it goes ping at his home. >> reporter: prosecutors noted he had taken responsibility for his crime, given up his public office and he was cooperating with prosecutors in their investigations. and judge leon said he wanted kwame brown to do his public service, community service out in the public. he
. it's wednesday, november 14th. i'm mike barnicle in for joe, mika and willie. joining us on set nbc news peter alexander off the road covering the romney campaign. >> you forgot to shave. >> i know, i did, i woke up late and forgot. national affairs editor and political analyst john heilemann, "time" senior political analyst mark halperin and assistant editor and columnist for "the financial times," jillian tet. the contest for viewers to figure out whose career will implode on the set because of something said or done. it won't be yours because you're much too cautious. it won't be yours. my candidate is john heilemann. >> i'm the front-runner, although they made it -- supposedly donny deutsch was supposed to be here today, and whatever, he's drunk or, you know, wherever he is, rehab. >> 9-5 odds. >> if donny had been here, you know, the career demolition thing would have been close to 100% likely, both of us going down in a flaming heap of muck. >> donny didn't want to be here because he didn't want to get adored sitting in a coffee shop on madison avenue which he does nearly ever
director david petraeus and now the top u.s. ambassador in afghanistan. >> this is jill kelley. and i have a guy who in my backyard who is not leaving. >> okay. >> i'm an honorary council general. >> that was the 911 call. she had exchanged thousands of inappropriate e-mails with general allen. it turns out council is an honorary council general in south korea but that's not an official report and we're hearing that david petraeus has agreed to testify about the libya terror attack before the house and senate commit tees. that's according to a fox news report. that appearance was canceled when petraeus suddenly resigned. coming up at 7:15, how the scandal started with petraeus stepping down just keeps expanding. >>> back here at home, a rare sight you don't see every day, gasoline for less than 40 cents a gallon. alex live in palo alto. short a -- forea -- for a short time last night. they were selling newell at 1970s prices. this morning, it's back to reality the problem has been fixed. now 3.65 a gallon. that's what folks are shelling out here. it's a different story last night. here is
visit by a u.s. president to myanmar, the tiny asian country closed off for so long, they are now celebrating freedom. also the first visit to cambodia by a u.s. president. that is happening right now. >> great to be here. myanmar formerly known as burma. >>> also happening overnight, the woman at the center of the cia sex scandal, paula broadwell, surfaces at home with her husband and two young children opinion she's released a statement that we'll hear in a few moments. >>> and a brand-new update from robin coming up. she had what she calls a tuneup last week. it's all still part of her road to recovery. we have a new picture and we'll tell what you she has to say. >> love seeing that splil right now. >>> let's get to josh with the breaking news out of the middle east. >>> israelis pounding palestinian targets in gaza overnight launching dozens of new missile strikes. the death toll also climbing at this hour. almost 100 palestinians are now dead. on the israeli side, meanwhile, powerful images as another rocket fired from gaza unleashes terror. abc's alex marquardt is in gaza c
figures. reaction to that and, of course, the fiscal cliff facing us all. we'll have senator patti murray to preview that. who will lead the democrats to a larger majority for 2013. plus, exit strategy one week after election day. what do voters' thoughts and some key questions tell us where the two parties are about where the country is moving on some serious policy issues? we'll show you the not so obvious differences between the swing states and the national averages. those numbers in today's deep dive. autopsy 2012. >>> also this hour, we're going to hear live from maine's independent senator elect, angus king, about which party he plans to caucus with in the senate. he has to make that decision. pretty obvious where he's going but he's creating some drama anyway. and then we're counting down to nancy pelosi's big announcement about her future. will she step aside as the top democrat in the house? we will learn that this hour. >>> good morning from washington. it's wednesday, november 14, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads of the morni
broadwell and petraeus went to lengths to try and stop their e-mails being traced, by using this system of saving in the draft folder in their e-mail accounts and stuff. so they were clearly aware of the risk of being watched. and yet they still went ahead and sent e-mails on an extraordinary scale. and you've got to ask questions about these are people who are trained in intelligence matters, and yet even they can't forget about the dangers of using e-mail. and what does that mean for the rest of us? >> i know what it means for them. it means that neither one of them knew a 15-year-old who could have told them how to get around having their e-mails discovered. >> "wall street journal" has some of the fresher reporting today on this including some of the things about the e-mails for those interested in every detail. i recommend you plunk down whatever "the journal" costs. >> you want to read it while peter continues with the news? >> we've got information about like the names on the accounts. >> the level of preparation for this show is fantastic. >> according to "the wall street journa
right now. ght now. >>> good morning to you. live look outside right now at the u.s. capitol dome. no rain in the skies but plenty of cold air as we get this wednesday started. >> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to talk about our weather and again, we bring in tucker barnes. good morning, tucker. >> good morning. i can't believe 16 points to the bob cats. >> why do you want to talk about that? >> just look at it they have time for a second half surge. >> next year, they could be wonderful. >> sarah, you have not lived in this area. >> positive. >> you have nowhere to go but up. >> there you go. just like our temperatures. we are going to see temperatures bottoming out here near freezing for much of the area and then by later this afternoon, lots of sunshine and cool. definitely jacket weather all day today as our highs will be in the upper 40s to about 50. right now at reagan national, 36 degrees. check out dulles, 32. baltimore, bwi marshall, 30 degrees. much of the area here falling below frozing to start your day
's melrose place. >> but as the world turns, conservative confusion continues. >> the election is behind us and we're ready to get started. joob we start making tracks to abandon our principles. >> we have to become more moderate? >> latinos are calling this cinc o denio. it wasn't enough at the end of the day. >> mr. president, over to you. >> i'm open to new ideas, but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. ♪ >>> we begin with an action-packed day in washington. fallout from the petraeus affair is turning into a nesting doll of military indiscretions. a scandal now involving general john allen, the man nominated to be the supreme commander of nato. general allen is being investigated for alleged inappropriate contact, a veritable treasure trove of e-mail correspondence with jill kelley, the woman who online activities led to the investigation of paula broadwell. for his part general al sentence denying misconduct, but the scandal goes further because an internal fbi inquiry has been launched into the agent who started the investigation. a senior government official has tol
in the u.s. this covers certain models of the prius and corolla due to problems with the steering mechanism and the hybrid system water pumps. this is toyota's second multimillion car recall in two months. >>> you may pay more for that morning cup of joe in the future thanks to climate change. coffee prices are already the highest they've been in 30 years because of the combination of high demand and poor harvest. now a new study from scientists in london and ethiopia finds a group of coffee beans could be extinct by 2018. the coffee grown on most plantations comes from a limited genetic stock. they do not have the ability to shift to rapid changing climates. >> thankfully 80 years from now or 2080 is a long time. >> we have been having all these massive problems with crops so we're already starting to feel some of it. >> the prices are already high. >> 30-year high. >> what are you doing in the next half hour? >> i'm going to be your secret santa over the next couple of weeks. ail be hunting out some deals for you and bringing you secret shopping strategies. >> i like that. thank you, jess
't on land. it's also on the water. the d.c. fire department boat rescue fleet just isn't what it used to be. this is the john glenn. it is the biggest boat in that fleet. the department still uses it to patrol but given all the potential threats to homeland security, there are questions about just how effective this boat could be. that's because it's out there on the water but the communication system is broken. the radio can't transmit a distress call. also the coast guard documentation has expired. >> part of the communication system doesn't work. it appears the certification for the boat that should have been applied for back in august, the date was missed. >> reporter: so the question now whether to apply for grants to repair the boat. those repairs will cost about $700,000. the other option is to lobby capitol hill and to see if they can get some money to buy a new state of the art boat. there are a couple of options. we have to figure out and wait to see what comes of this. as you mentioned earlier, there are potential discussions of cutting the number of medics during the overnight h
of us wondering what could possibly be next? >> having trouble keeping up? debra alfarone walks us through it. she's in northwest d.c. where paula broadwell was spotted a short time ago. >> reporter: derek and anita, she's the woman at the center of this high-powered scandal. until now paula broadwell has remained largely out of sight. that is until tonight. she's in northwest d.c. take a look at this video shot earlier. she's basically captures her in her brother's apartment. d.c. attorney in his mount pleasant home. she's in the kitchen, apparently preparing dinner. if you're finding it tough to keep up with the twists and turns of this drama, here's a rundown. was it really just friday when we found out the affair between the very much married, now former cia director david petraeus and this woman, the also very much married biographer paula broadwell. >> you may know the affair came to light after this woman, 37- year-old jill kelley complained to a friend, an fbi agent. that would be this person here, that she was receiving threatening e-mails, reportedly from broadwell launch
will be with us through the day. we're going to stay in the 40s throughout the rest of the daylight hours. and then by this evening plummet all the way down to near 40 by midnight. the rain we have now should be tapering off and ending by about 9:00 and cloudy for your lunch hour at noontime. chilly and breezy through the rest of the afternoon. maybe a little sun breaking out mid to late afternoon. i'm back in ten minutes for a look at storm team 4 radar. first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. >>> still pretty quiet out. a lot of people about to head out on the roads now. no congestion. no reports of accidents, and that's great because the roads are pretty wet. bw parkway, making your way between the baltimore beltway and the capital beltway, your travel lanes are open. even as you continue on d.c. 395 clear as well. i-95 in maryland as you pass 216, travel lanes are open, and it's a clear commute as you connect to the beltway. over to the rails, metro, marc, vre running today. so far with no reported delays. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. 5:01. >>> we're f
this morning after a small fire forced the building to be evacuated. firefighters used large fans to vent the smoke from city hall after an electrical fire broke out in the basement. it triggered alarms set off one sprinkler. deputies evacuated people who were attending a reception in the rotunda. terry mcsweeney will have more coming up at 5:30. >>> fbi and cia expected to brief house members on capitol hill this morning on the widening sex scandal involving david petraeus. lawmakers have been digging through e-mails tying to determine if national security was breached during his extramarital affair with biographer paula broadwell. she sent harassing e-mails to jill kelley, a woman she saw as a romantic rival. kelley traded e-mails with general allen. top u.s. commander in afghanistan. katie marzullo will have the latest in the next half hour. >>> moraga school board approved revised version of its child abuse prevention and reporting policy nearly a week after board president abruptly resigned. the contra costa times reports the district is facing claims by three former students who say
and a boat. the federal judge noted that brown did not use his elected office to make personal gain or defraud the people he represented. >>> a maryland teen is accused of fatally shooting a woman and critically injuring her husband last month. police say 17-year-old joshua mebane is now linked to the shooting death of theresa bass. she and her husband were walking on i apath between hampshire circle and westlake high school last month. the teen is already in jail on separate charges accused of shooting a d.c. cab driver to death last week. last week. >>> an up expected twist in the trial of the man accused of being the east coast rapist. aaron thomas was expected to plead guilty yesterday in a manassas courtroom but then suddenly decided not to. just a few days ago, he signed a plea deal after prosecutors agreed to drop gun charges against him. thomas also agreed in writing to admit his guild in the rape of two girls behind a dale city shopping mall. if convicted, he could face life in prison. >>> this morning, the car you'll drive to work could be on the recall list. coming up, de
is offering support to the top u.s. commander in baghdad even as he's under investigation for e-mails he received. his nomination to head european command is on hold pending the investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> allen is accused of having questionable communications with jill kelley, a social liaison to a tampa air force base. it was kelly who reportedly received threatening e-mails from paula broadwell who was reportedly having an affair with david petraeus, which led to his resignation. the testimony regarding the deadly bombing attack on the embassy in benghazi, libya, will go on withouteneral petraeus. senator dianne feinstein says she still expects petraeus to testify about the attacks even if it doesn't come today. congressional leaders say it's
you tell us? >> well, first of all, there was a stage where they found some classified information on paula broadwell's computer. and until they shut down any possibility that it had come from general petraeus, which it did not, they still had an open investigation. they initially, of course, did not know who was sending these supposedly threatening e-mails. and then they traced it to paula broadwell and then when they saw e-mails that they then traced back to general petraeus, they thought someone had hacked into his computer. they did not think it was from general petraeus, so they still had an inquiry, an open line of inquiry into whether or not someone had hacked into the secure e-mails of the cia. >> so they got a court order to look at paula broadwell -- >> from the national security court. >> it was a regular court. it wasn't fisa. >> did they ever get a court order to go into general petraeus' e-mail account? >> he cooperated in that sense. >> going back to paula broadwell, i'm going to play a sound bite from her, october 26 at the university of denver, which is only going
. she's doing amazingly well, but it's been a tough road. she'll join us in an exclusive interview. >>> we want to begin this half-hour with rising tensions in the middle east. we have two reports this morning from martin fletcher in tel aviv and richard engel in gaza. martin, tell us the latest. >> reporter: lester, good morning. there's been an incredible ramping up of violence this morning. the israelis have already had 200 separate air strikes against palestinian targets in gaza. they've changed the kind of targets they're attacking, not just the rocket infrastructure they've seen in the last few days, but attacking hamas sim bols of power. they attacked the prime minister's office this morning, flattened it completely. that's the building where the prime minister met the egyptian foreign minister yesterday. that building now flattened. they also attacked the police headquarters, which is a huge building in the center of gaza. there was a huge blaze there. windows were smashed in buildings nearby. both attacks happened early in the morning, so the israelis at least say nobody w
>> join us again at 9:00 for a full hour and a half of news. until then, make it a great saturday everyone. >>> good morning. breaking news. israel and militants trade air strikes overnight. israeli troops mass along the gaza border. could it lead to war? we're live in gaza and tel aviv. >>> welcome to the white house. jill kelley and paula broadwell, the two women at the cente of the scandal involving david petraeus both guest at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. what were they doing there? how did they get access to so many powerful people? >>> and, half baked. twinkie lovers rushing to stores nationwide amid word that their maker is going out of business. is it really the end for the beloved treat? we'll talk to someone in our staff who just bought a lifetime supply. today is saturday, november 17th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. many of you may be in mourning this morning for the twinkie. or t
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